Saturday, July 08, 2006

France: The first French Resistor

In a museum about WWII in France (am looking for my log for the specific museum) is an exhibit about the French resistance fighters. One display sign said, as I recall, that a long time went by with no resistance at all. Then, an ordinary person, a factory worker, or perbaps someone who did routine work at a newspaper, took some explosives and, on his own, blew up track and perhaps even hit a Nazi train. Just one guy. And nobody glamorous. Very slight and slumpy, from the grainy photo. Then others got the idea and the movement began.

The initiator was ultimately caught and hanged. We need his name. He needs to be here. Wikipedia.com and Answers.com haven't a clue. Next person: find out, please. Thanks.

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